What It Is

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What It Is

Post by dawman » Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:35 am

Any ideas?
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Re: What It Is

Post by dante » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:38 pm

Looks like a HDD to USB adapter

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Re: What It Is

Post by siriusbliss » Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:54 pm

Looks like some sort of custom-manufactured non-standard cardbus / USB adapter, or some sort of gender swap for a display connector?

Whatever it is looks like it was custom designed for ONLY your particular motherboard.


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Re: What It Is

Post by garyb » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:28 pm

looks like a fancy sata connector to me...

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Re: What It Is

Post by Ripper » Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:24 pm

garyb wrote:looks like a fancy sata connector to me...

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Re: What It Is

Post by jksuperstar » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:04 am

Is there a power attachment that is not visible in the photo (or on the backside of the wide part of the connector?)

The small end is standard SATA, the large end is for a mobile SATA hard drive. They have sata + power in one large connector, you see these in laptops . Also can be used for sata attached CD/DVD ROMs use in laptops.

Basically, it's a desktop motherboard to mobile drive converter.

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Re: What It Is

Post by valis » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:53 pm

The small end has both power and sata signalling integrated, the other end mates to a typical drive. These are found in laptops and all-in-1 computers, as others have stated. Note that the SATA & eSATA spec both allow for power delivery this way, the reason that most desktops have separate power delivery is that it makes more sense to keep this off the motherboard's power rails for the amount of hardware that might end up in a typical build, as the typical PSU already provides more than enough cables.

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